We are so excited to release the Evelyn Skirt! I am obsessed with all of my samples, and every time I see a new fabric I feel like I need to make a new version. This pattern works for so many fabrics, and you probably have the perfect fabric in your stash. But if you are looking for some inspiration, we are ready to deliver today!
First things first, grab yourself a copy of the Evelyn Skirt pattern if you haven’t yet done so.
Before we get into fabric recommendations, there are a few other recommended notions.
- 1 1/2 yds (1.4 m) Tricot Fusible Interfacing. We recommend this tricot fusible interfacing from Wawak.
- Six or seven 1” – 1 1/4” (25 – 32 mm) Buttons for the center front – Views A & B. These are my favorite buttons from Stone Mountain Fabrics.
- 1 1/2 yds (1.4 m) of 1 1/2 ” (4 cm) wide Elastic for the waist – View C. I prefer a soft knit elastic, you should be able to find this at your local fabric shop. Safety pins are helpful when inserting the elastic.
FABRIC SOURCES AND READY-TO-WEAR INSPIRATION
The Evelyn Skirt is designed for light to medium weight woven fabric. A medium weight fabric is recommended for the button front (views A & B) and a light weight woven fabric is recommended for the elastic waist (view C).
Suggested fabrics are Rayon Challis, Rayon Crepe, Rayon Voile, Cotton Lawn, Cotton Voile, Linen, Denim, and Flannel.
I love the Evelyn sewn up in linen or linen blend. I think the button front feature in view A is highlighted by the simple solid color. We choose a viscose linen noil for our listing image and it has a beautiful hand and drape.
DENIM & CANVAS
The Evelyn mini skirt view B looks great in denim. A heavier weight fabric just feels better on the mini length. With so many cool denim and canvas fabrics available, you can find almost any color, but I was drawn to neutrals.
View C of the Evelyn with an elastic waist looks great in a lighter weight fabric. The twill fabric we used for the listing image had just the perfect amount of weight for a skirt. It was from the Blackbird Ecovero line. I love a beautiful print, and there are so many good floral, palm, and geometric options. The simplicity of this view really lets your fabric shine.
STRIPES & PLAIDS
I’m loving these bright summer plaids and stripes! Romy’s fabric is from Harmony Provo and we rounded up a few more options inspired by her Evelyn.
Find even more fabric suggestions on our Pinterest Board here.
Thanks for checking out fabric options. I can’t wait to see what you create with the Evelyn pattern – Happy Sewing!